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2024-2025 General Catalog 
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University Support Services

Alumni Association

Salazar Hall, 2nd Floor
(707) 664-2426

Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Tiffany O’Neil

The Sonoma State University Alumni Association develops and maintains interaction with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Association provides membership services, programs, and special events for its alumni, and supports the University through direct contributions and the resources of its broad network of alumni. The Association awards the Ambrose R. Nichols, Jr. Scholarship, The Heart of SSU Alumni Scholarship, and the Ronald O. Logsdon Jr. Scholarship. In addition, the Association sponsors the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Membership in the Alumni Association is open to any individual who has attended Sonoma State University. Recent graduates receive a discounted lifetime membership. Membership benefits include: access to group medical, dental, and vision insurance; library borrowing privileges at SSU and all 23 CSU campuses; discounts for auto and home insurance; discounts for SSU athletics and performing arts events; discounts on Extended Education courses, Lifelong Learning and Excel youth program courses; E-Connection newsletters; special rates at the campus Recreation Center and select Green Music Center events; access and discounted annual fee for Career Services; and much more.

We invite you to learn more about how you can be involved by visiting the Alumni web site.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Salazar 1040
(707) 664-2124

Associate Vice President
Steve Karp

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports faculty, students, and staff engaged in externally and internally funded research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA). ORSP provides comprehensive pre- and post-award assistance and compliance oversight covering the entire life cycle of an award, from finding funding and proposal development to accounting, reporting, and close out. The office is responsible for the University’s institutional research compliance functions, developing, revising and implementing policies as necessary. ORSP strives to ensure accountability, compliance and good stewardship for sponsored programs and to promote a culture on campus that values RSCA.

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc.

(707) 664-4068

Chief Operating Officer
Neil Markley

Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc., is a not-for-profit, auxiliary corporation of Sonoma State University, established to provide services that are not eligible for state funding, but are nonetheless crucial to the life of the campus. Sonoma State Enterprises operates retail and dining functions on the campus. Enterprises’ net proceeds, after establishment of appropriate reserves, are provided to support the University. The corporation is governed by a policy-making board of directors comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members.

Sonoma State University Foundation

Chairperson of the Board and President
Mario A. Perez, Ed.D.

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Ian Hannah

The Sonoma State University Foundation is a nonprofit organization that plays an essential role in sustaining and enhancing the excellence of Sonoma State University through the raising and management of philanthropic support on behalf of the University, stewarding private donations to the University, and managing the University’s endowment.  It is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.

University Advancement

Salazar Hall, 2nd Floor
(707) 664-2712

Vice President for University Advancement
Mario A. Perez, Ed.D.

The role of University Advancement is to facilitate and coordinate all private philanthropic support for the University.

Philanthropy is vitally important to fulfilling the University’s obligation to develop and maintain excellent programs of undergraduate and graduate instruction grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Contributions from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, corporations and foundations provide essential support for the margin of excellence to sustain our forward momentum.